- in the form of an orb; spherical or circular
- Bot. round and flat, as some leaves
Origin of orbicularMiddle English orbiculer from Late Latin orbicularis from Classical Latin orbiculus, diminutive of orbis, a circle
- Circular or spherical.
- Botany Circular and flat. Used especially of leaves.
Origin of orbicularMiddle English orbiculer from Old French orbiculaire from Late Latin orbiculāris from Latin orbiculus diminutive of orbis circle, disk ; see orbh- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more orbicular, superlative most orbicular)
From the Late Latin orbiculÄris, from Latin orbiculus, diminutive of orbis (“orb").